Patents by Inventor Akihito Suzuki

Akihito Suzuki has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210170637
    Abstract: This mold for prepreg lamination includes a first surface only having a surface flat along one direction; second surfaces having a surface flat along the one direction and disposed at a predetermined angle with respect to the first surface; and a third surface with a cross-sectional shape, which is a surface yielded from a cut in an orthogonal direction to the one direction, that is an arc, and with one end side connected to the first surface and the other end side connected to the second surface. First bend sections having a protruding shape are formed on the second surface and the third surface and serve as boundaries, and one of the surfaces is slanted relative to the other surfaces. On the third surface, the diameter of the arc on the other surface becomes gradually smaller as further away from the first bend section along the one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuki ISHIDA, Masahiko SHIMIZU, Kohei MUTO, Akihito SUZUKI, Kenji MURAKAMI, Tsuyoshi OKAWARA
  • Publication number: 20210114712
    Abstract: The method for producing an assembly is a method for producing an assembly equipped with a member to be reinforced (20), a reinforcing member body (41), and a filler (42), wherein the reinforcing member body (41) has a pair of flanges (44) arranged spaced on the surface (20B) of the member to be reinforced (20), a web (45), and a connection portion (46) which connects the flanges (44) and the web (45) and forms a filler space (V) with the surface (20B). The method for producing an assembly includes a step for inserting a filler (42) into the filler space (V), a step for attaching a crack control member (43) to cover the end of the filler (42), a step for joining the flanges (44) and the member to be reinforced (20), and a step for curing at least the member to be reinforced (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Akihito SUZUKI, Kenji MURAKAMI, Kana SAKON, Akihisa OKUDA, Takayuki SHIMIZU, Takumi SHINOHARA, Jun ETO, Yukifumi TOYAMA, Junichiro MIYAGAKI, Kenichi KAWAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10982697
    Abstract: A hydraulic drive unit includes: a pump; a pair of supply-discharge lines; a valve block; a sealed tank; a suction line that leads hydraulic oil in the sealed tank to the pump; a connecting line that connects an air vent port of the pump to the suction line; and a gas-liquid separator that separates air and the hydraulic oil flowing through the connecting line from each other. The pump is disposed upward of the valve block and the sealed tank in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Mibu, Akihiro Kondo, Akihito Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20210094768
    Abstract: An article transfer device is configured to transfer a plurality of articles from a placement component to a container. The placement component includes a placement surface on which the plural articles are placed. The article transfer device includes a placement component drive unit that relatively moves the container and the placement component and a control unit that controls the operation of the placement component drive unit. The control unit controls the operation of the placement component drive unit so that, when the articles on the placement component are above the container, the placement component is pulled out from between the container and the articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: Akihito SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200316878
    Abstract: A composite material lamination device laminates a composite material on a lamination surface, which is an outer surface of a mold that includes one side surface and another side surface, or an outer surface of a structure disposed on the outer surface of the mold. The composite material lamination device comprises: a first robot that is disposed on the one side surface side of the mold to laminate a portion of the composite material on a portion of the lamination surface; and a second robot disposed on the other side surface side of the mold to laminate the remaining portion of the composite material on the remaining portion of the lamination surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Akihito SUZUKI, Kazuki ISHIDA, Kohei MUTO, Masahiko SHIMIZU, Tsuyoshi OKAWARA, Kenji MURAKAMI
  • Patent number: 10730452
    Abstract: An automobile interior part includes a base, which has a surface and a back surface, and also includes a skin, which has a back surface integrally laminated on the surface of the base. The automobile interior part has a main body and a flange that is continued to the main body. The skin has a fold part that is formed between the main body and the flange. The base has a body base that constitutes the main body and also has a flange base that constitutes the flange and that is separated from the body base at the fold part. The back surface of the skin between the body base and the flange base is exposed along the fold part. The automobile interior part has a good appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KASAI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsushi Ohno, Nobuaki Seki, Akihito Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200217334
    Abstract: A hydraulic drive unit includes: a pump; a pair of supply-discharge lines; a valve block; a sealed tank; a suction line that leads hydraulic oil in the sealed tank to the pump; a connecting line that connects an air vent port of the pump to the suction line; and a gas-liquid separator that separates air and the hydraulic oil flowing through the connecting line from each other. The pump is disposed upward of the valve block and the sealed tank in a vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki MIBU, Akihiro KONDO, Akihito SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20200047376
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite material structure contains a film attachment step (S2) of attaching a protective film to a molding member; a molding step (S3) of attaching a composite material which is a heating target to the molding member from above the protective film, accommodating the molding member in a pressure container, and molding a molded article; and a molded article removal step (S4) of removing the molded article from the molding member to which the protective film is attached. The protective film is a heat-resistance mold release film having a fluorine content of less than 0.1%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke TAKAHASHI, Akihito SUZUKI, Hiromichi AKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20200001801
    Abstract: An automobile interior part includes a base, which has a surface and a back surface, and also includes a skin, which has a back surface integrally laminated on the surface of the base. The automobile interior part has a main body and a flange that is continued to the main body. The skin has a fold part that is formed between the main body and the flange. The base has a body base that constitutes the main body and also has a flange base that constitutes the flange and that is separated from the body base at the fold part. The back surface of the skin between the body base and the flange base is exposed along the fold part. The automobile interior part has a good appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsushi OHNO, Nobuaki SEKI, Akihito SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 10352756
    Abstract: A mass measurement device comprises a force sensor, a hose, a base part, an article-holding part, and a computation unit. The force sensor has a fixed end and a free end, and outputs a sensing signal in accordance with the magnitude of a force in a sensitivity direction. The hose is configured to pass suctioned air through it. The fixed end is fixed to the base part. The article-holding part is fixed to the free end, one end of the hose is connected to the article-holding part, and the article-holding part holds an article by air suction. The computation unit computes the mass of the article based on the sensing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ISHIDA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito Suzuki, Makoto Nakatani, Shizuo Minamino
  • Patent number: 9956582
    Abstract: A sealant applying apparatus includes a fastener rotating unit which supports a fastener to be rotatable around a central axis, and a sealant discharging unit which applies a sealant to the fastener by discharging the sealant. The fastener rotating unit includes a first holding member and a second holding member which hold the fastener to be rotatable, and a base which supports the first and second holding members. The first holding member is installed to the base to be exchangeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Ikeda, Toshiyuki Funato, Yosuke Ikeda, Akihito Suzuki, Kunihiro Kuroi, Takahiro Inagaki, Yuji Kondo, Tsugumaru Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20170284855
    Abstract: A mass measurement device comprises a force sensor, a hose, a base part, an article-holding part, and a computation unit. The force sensor has a fixed end and a free end, and outputs a sensing signal in accordance with the magnitude of a force in a sensitivity direction. The hose is configured to pass suctioned air through it. The fixed end is fixed to the base part. The article-holding part is fixed to the free end, one end of the hose is connected to the article-holding part, and the article-holding part holds an article by air suction. The computation unit computes the mass of the article based on the sensing signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Akihito SUZUKI, Makoto NAKATANI, Shizuo MINAMINO
  • Patent number: 9718088
    Abstract: A sealant forming nozzle is disposed to seal an object that a sectional shape in a first plane is a stair shape. The sealant forming nozzle includes a shaping section and a guide section. The shaping section includes a shaping surface orthogonal to the first plane, and a sealant output hole to supply a sealant to a space surrounded by the object and the shaping surface. The guide section has a guide surface. The guide surface is orthogonal to the first plane and formed to have a line contact with a corner section of an upper step of the stair shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Nawata, Akihito Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9421604
    Abstract: This fastener driving device is equipped with an impact force applying device that repeatedly applies impact forces to a fastener; and a load cell that detects a reaction force acting on the impact force applying device. The impact force applying device stops the applying of the impact force to the fastener on the basis of a detection result of the reactive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Ikeda, Toshiyuki Funato, Takahiro Inagaki, Mikio Nakamura, Yosuke Ikeda, Kunihiro Kuroi, Akihito Suzuki, Yuji Kondo, Tsugumaru Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9360031
    Abstract: In a method of fastening composite material parts, a first smoothness of a first fastener is measured which is arranged to a first countersink through-hole which is formed in a first fastened work as stacked composite material parts. A second countersink depth is determined based on the first smoothness. A second countersink through hole with a second countersink depth is formed in a second fastened work as the composite material parts. The second fastened work is fastened using the second fastener arranged to the second countersink through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Ikeda, Toshiyuki Funato, Takahiro Inagaki, Mikio Nakamura, Yosuke Ikeda, Kunihiro Kuroi, Akihito Suzuki, Yuji Kondo, Tsugumaru Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9338393
    Abstract: An in-vehicle apparatus includes an FM radio tuner that receives FM broadcast waves of a reception frequency that is set; a FM radio controller; an LCD unit that is capable of changing a horizontal synchronous frequency corresponding to each horizontal line by varying a horizontal blanking period along the horizontal direction, without changing the numbers of effective pixels in horizontal display and vertical display, and an effective display period; a horizontal synchronous frequency setter that sets the horizontal synchronous frequency so that a minimum value of the differences between the reception frequency of the FM broadcast waves and multiplied frequencies that are integral multiples of the horizontal synchronous frequency is higher than or equal to a certain value; and a video processor that generates a video signal necessary to display at least one of a working screen and an operation screen in the LCD unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sho Miura, Akihito Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20160065890
    Abstract: An in-vehicle apparatus includes an FM radio tuner that receives FM broadcast waves of a reception frequency that is set; a FM radio controller; an LCD unit that is capable of changing a horizontal synchronous frequency corresponding to each horizontal line by varying a horizontal blanking period along the horizontal direction, without changing the numbers of effective pixels in horizontal display and vertical display, and an effective display period; a horizontal synchronous frequency setter that sets the horizontal synchronous frequency so that a minimum value of the differences between the reception frequency of the FM broadcast waves and multiplied frequencies that are integral multiples of the horizontal synchronous frequency is higher than or equal to a certain value; and a video processor that generates a video signal necessary to display at least one of a working screen and an operation screen in the LCD unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Sho Miura, Akihito Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9140598
    Abstract: A mass measurement device measures the mass of an article, even when the article is being moved. A mass measurement device includes a robot hand, a robot arm, a force sensor, an acceleration sensor, and a control unit. The robot hand holds an article (Q). The robot arm moves the robot hand. The force sensor is provided between the robot hand and the robot arm and measures force acting on the article (Q) during movement. The acceleration sensor measures acceleration acting on the article (Q) during the movement. The control unit runs and controls the robot hand and the robot arm, and calculates the mass of the article (Q) on the basis of the force and acceleration acting on the article (Q) during the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: ISHIDA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Nakatani, Akihito Suzuki, Satoshi Konishi
  • Publication number: 20150251212
    Abstract: A sealant applying apparatus includes a fastener rotating unit which supports a fastener to be rotatable around a central axis, and a sealant discharging unit which applies a sealant to the fastener by discharging the sealant. The fastener rotating unit includes a first holding member and a second holding member which hold the fastener to be rotatable, and a base which supports the first and second holding members. The first holding member is installed to the base to be exchangeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Ikeda, Toshiyuki Funato, Yosuke Ikeda, Akihito Suzuki, Kunihiro Kuroi, Takahiro Inagaki, Yuji Kondo, Tsugumaru Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20150217326
    Abstract: A sealant forming nozzle is disposed to seal an object that a sectional shape in a first plane is a stair shape. The sealant forming nozzle includes a shaping section and a guide section. The shaping section includes a shaping surface orthogonal to the first plane, and a sealant output hole to supply a sealant to a space surrounded by the object and the shaping surface. The guide section has a guide surface. The guide surface is orthogonal to the first plane and formed to have a line contact with a corner section of an upper step of the stair shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Nawata, Akihito Suzuki